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An Examination of Social Entrepreneurial Competencies in the Roles of Live-In Housing Professionals

Abstract With budgets on the decline, university officials are seeking alternative methods to maintain and increase the type of services provided to students. By incorporating social entrepreneurial competencies in the daily actions of university staff members, staff members will be able to perform their work more effectively and help students acquire skills such as innovative thinking, which is needed in today's society. Social entrepreneurs are defined as change agents for society; these individuals seize opportunities missed by others, improve systems, create solutions, innovate and adapt, leverage resources they do not control, and advocate for what they and others need to be successful (Ashoka, 2010a; Bornstein & Davis, 2010; Dees, 1998... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Vela, Alicia Lynn (Author) / Mcintyre, Lisa (Advisor) / Cook, Kevin (Committee member) / Hesse, Maria (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Entrepreneurship / Education / Competencies / Hall directors / Residence halls / Residence Life / Social entrepreneurship / Student Affairs
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 221 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Higher and Postsecondary Education 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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